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Connection, Community & Engagement

JFamily is a JCA program bringing families and children together around Jewish values, holidays and culture. We offer a warm welcome for families looking to connect. Our programs provide opportunities to socialize, explore, celebrate and create community.


Shabbat Potluck

Friday, November 17th, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
JCA, 1342 Congress St., Portland
Welcome Shabbat with a community dinner and discussion of the JCA’s new JFamily program. Bring your ideas for family events and activities and a favorite dairy/vegetarian dish to share (no meat please). RSVP to Andrea at 772-1959 or akraskergavin@mainejewish.org.

Tzedakah Celebration with Jewish Family Services

PJ LogoThursday, December 7, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
JCA, 1342 Congress St., Portland
Join us for a family tzedakah (righteous giving) party celebrating the end of this year’s Hanukkah Lights program and the power of giving in our community! Donations will also be collected for those who have sponsored a family or child through Hanukkah Lights.


Chanukah Havdalah

PJ LogoSaturday, December 16, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
JCA, 1342 Congress St., Portland
Join PJ Library and Josh Pernick, Rabbinical Intern at Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh, for stories, edible crafts and Havdalah (a brief ceremony with wine, a braided candle and special spices that mark the end of Shabbat while bringing its sweetness into the week). Pajamas welcome!